Fable Anniversary has been delayed until next year, Lionhead has announced.
The Xbox 360 remake of the original Fable, which was originally scheduled for the 2013 holiday season, will now launch in February 2014.
In a post on the Lionhead blog, lead designer Ted Timmins said that the studio needed more time to make the best game possible.
“We’ve been working hard for the past year to bring you the very best Fable Anniversary experience on Xbox 360,” the post reads.
“We feel though, that we need a little more time in order to meet our ambitions and give you, the fans, the best game possible.
“I know I speak for everyone at Lionhead when I say that we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been up to, and it gives us great pleasure to let you know that you can expect Fable Anniversary to be both on-shelves and online via the Xbox Games Store in February 2014.”
The studio has promised to released more screenshots and videos in the coming weeks, and will answer questions on Twitter at 5pm today (September 13).
Fans are encouraged to use the #AskTeamFable hashtag to ask questions.
Announced earlier this year, Fable Anniversary will feature a new user interface and introduce achievements to the game.
It will also include Smartglass support, fully-reworked cutscenes and improved lighting courtesy of Unreal Engine 3 technology.
Watch a teaser trailer for Fable Anniversary below: